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Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes" ©1996
Cavantown, Urney Parish, Co. Cavan
Nov. 23, 1827 "The variations of Francis that were not in County Cavan are;
Variation of Doolan not in county Cavan;
The only match I found was a Patrick Doolan of the parish of Urney and townland of "Townparks T/Cavan Bridge" and Francis McCormack of the same parish, townland of Kilnavara.
Using that info, I used The Index of The Tithes Applotment Books (CS484 I74) to locate the proper film, #4, Tab 4/10 in the Barony of Upper Loughtee. The Tithes were begun Nov. 23, 1827, completed 23 July 1828, and certified Nov. 1, 1828.
On page 2 of Cavan Town (The town of Cavan) are Pat & Jos Dolan and John M'Cormick.
On page 6, still in Cavan Town, a Thos Dolan
On page 10 in Cavan Town a Mils? Doolan
and on page 20 a Frci's M'Cormick in the townland of Kilnavara
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Nov.1,1828 The Widdow Beggan and John Reilly are recorded as paying tithes on 10 parts of land in Cavan Town, in the parish of Urny, Diocese of Kilmore, in Co. Cavan. Page 12 Tithes Applotment Books. CS484 I74 film 4
Their neighbors are Wm Bravender, Chal Moore, W. Howes, Doct. Roe, Robt Fitzgerald, Lord Farnham, Thos Sheridan, Rose Murray, Widow Travers, Widow Gustulaw, John Reilly, Mrs Reynolds, Capt Brady, Owen Victory, Robt Roy & McDermott, Thos Tugman & McCall.
March 9, 1833 "By the following extract of a letter from Cavan we find it is making a fatal progress in that neighborhood: -"the accounts of cholera from Cavan are truly alarming; it rages in the villages of Ballina and Kilmore - Cavan can hardly escape. this calamity accompanying a contested election, is truly frightful; it is thought 50,000 persons will assemble in Cavan on Monday next." Niagra Gleaner page 2
March 14, 1844 " He (Thomas Barry Cusick Smith) got up and made a speech in which he stated that " he was sorry to find that Roman Catholic members of Parliament paid so little regard to their oaths." When the right honourable gentleman had such impressions, I cannot feel surprised that care should have been taken to exclude every Roman Catholic from the jury box. The learned gentleman quoted from the Dublin Tory papers of the day accounts of Protestant monster meetings of 3000 held in Dublin; 4000 in Bandan; 30,000 in Cavan; and 75,000 at Hillsborough. He then quoted extracts from the evidence before the committee of the House of Commons on orange societies, to show that the officers of those societies were in correspondence with the military. Let us pass to the Proclamation. The commentaries of Mr. O'Connell upon the remarkable fact that that proclamation was delayed, until the day before the meeting was to take place, although notice for that meeting had been given for three weeks, are most deserving of your serious consideration. The Palladium of PEI page 4
Sept. 6, 1845 " Killshandra Sept. 6 For the last few months the Orangemen in the neighborhood of Arva have been in the habit of walking through the country at night armed with guns -and, during the day, bodies of them, numbering 20 or 30, attended a regular drill, practicing military evolutions. This created very great alarm amongst the Catholics of the country; they summoned some of the Orangeman to Cavan, for "walking armed at night" and "going thru military exercises during the day". Two stipendiary magistrates, Messrs. Graves and Howley, presided, and after hearing the witnesses examined, took informations against five persons, and sent them for trial under the White Boy Acts. This incensed the Orangemen very much and, in court, they said, they would continue to walk as usual, fur the protection of their houses and families. Mr. MacGauran, who attended to prosecute, then proposed, in order to put an end to such proceeding that he would abandon the informations if they (the Orangemen) would agree to have an equal number of Catholics and Protestants sworn in each townland as Special constables and that he would undertake to procure in each townland a number of respectable Catholic farmers who would co-operate with their Protestant brethren for the preservation of the peace and protection of their lives and properties. The leading Protestants present indignantly refused this proposal in court. The informations were then taken. Lord Farnham, although he, as a magistrate, issued a proclamation against this walking of armed bodies, has actually within this last week, got down eight or ten cases of arms and distributed them amongst Orange men in this same neighborhood, for, as it is asserted, defensive purposes. Some of the cases were given amongst the "Manor Boys". Giving these arms will in our opinion, tend to encourage the Orangemen.
"At a meeting of the Masters of Orange Orders was held last week in the county court House, and resolutitions adopted for the revival of the Society."
The "Teetotollers" have addressed the following remonstrative to the Right Hon. Lord Farnham, D. L., J.P.; Mr. J. Godley, J.P.: the Hon. S. R. Maxwell, D. L, J.P.: Mr. E. Priestly, J.P.: Mr. J. R. Greaves, R.M.:-
"My Lord and Gentleman, - The members of the total Abstinence Society at Killshandra consider it their duty to address you in consequence of a notice, bearing your signatures of magistrates of this county, having reached them, at a late hour this afternoon.
"They have, as loyal subjects, and as members of a society based upon principals of moral rectitude, adding "to temperance, patience," yielded a ready obedience to this magisterial act, without questioning whether the power you have assumed in preventing their meeting, for the purpose of paying a complement to a gentleman, for whom they decidedly feel so much respect and attachment, on his return to this country after such a long absence" be either constitutional, legal, or discreet.
'They have taken prompt measures to circulate as widely as possible intelligence of your notice issued at the eleventh hour and they trust it may reach their brethren in remote districts m time sufficent to prevent them incurring the legal penalties with which any disobediene of your "notice" is threatened.
"They cannot allow, this occasion to pass without observing to you, my Lord and Gentlemen that factious party processions of armed men with banners and music playing tunes intended and calculated to excite animosity (and if it were not for the good since of the people bloodshed) were permitted to parade thru this town on the 12th of July last, unheeded and unchecked by magisterial vigilance or interference, affording, they lament to say, a strong and painful contrast to the alacrity and vigor manifested in the present instance, with respect to their society, when about to exercise, in a peaceful and orderly manner, a perfectly legal purpose, free from all political or party objects. "Killshandra, Saturday evening, Sept. 6 / Paper date Dec. 25, 1845 of The Port Philip Herald of Australia
Jan. 9, 1851 "The Dublin journals announce the following case of murder and suicide as having been perpetrated in Cavan (Northern Ireland)--This town and neighborhood were thrown into the state of excitement and alarm at an early hour yesterday, by the arrival of several persons from the vicinity of Ballinagh, who rushed into Cavan with the frightful intelligence that Dr Creighton, lately come to reside near Ballinagh, had just murdered one of the ladies of his house and immediately after put an end to his own existence. This information was but too true. Dr Creighton was a native of this county; he resided near Cavan up to the period of his entering Trinity College, where he graduated and took out the degree of Bachelor Medicine. Ho commenced his professional career in Townsend street, Dublin, where he practiced with considerable success. Some shortime ago his manner became very eccentric, his mind was evidently weakened and he became of the idea that a conspiracy was on foot to destroy him, and that the members of his own household were deeply involved in this plot. This deranged state of intellect became so palpable that his friends were advised to withdraw him from practice altogether and remove him to the country. Accordingly, he and his family returned to this locality about two months ago, where it was hoped that by turning his attention to agricultoral pursuits, his mind might be diverted from those miserable hallucinations by which it had been prayed on. Arrangements were made for that purpose, and be was settled on a farm of some extent. Heath-lodge, the estate of Mr. William Humphreys, of Ballyhase, on which an excellent house and suitable office have lately been erected. His family consisted of an aunt, Miss Creighton, advanced in life and infirm. A young lady named Faris, a near relative of his own, and a servant man. On the morning of yesterday (Tuesday), at about 9 o'clock. Dr. Creighton went to his aunts room, and told her that the servant was waiting to shave him, and begged of her to give him his razors for that purpose. They had been purposely kept out of his reach, but seeing how calm and collected he was, and hearing from him that the servant was in attendance; she did not hesitate to give them to him. Miss Creighton, it appeared, war still in bed, for he said to her, on leaving the room,"Aunt, you need not get up; Ill send your breakfast up when it is ready." He then went down stairs, and nothing 'further was heard or seen of him until about quarter, of an how after, when Miss Creighton, on going down to the parlour, and finding it empty, proceeded to the kitchen. Her horror may be imagined, on reaching the spot, to find Miss. Faris lying dead on the floor, a pool of blood around her, and her head nearly severed from her body. A broad mark of blood, commencing, near the dead body next attracted her attention; She surmised, and that correctly, that it was the blood of her unfortunate nephew, who she thought had wounded himself, and than fled from the house into the plantations adjacent to it. She tracked this second stream of blood to the closed door of a pantry adjoining the kitchen, but not opening into it. On pushing open this door, which was merely closed to, but not fastened, she found him bathed in blood and just expiring. He never spoke and died in a few minutes. Port Phillip Herald, page 4 Jan. 29, 1851
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